WASHINGTON D.C. — No Dem Left Behind is proud to announce its endorsement of Laura Jones for U.S. Congress. Laura is the candidate with the best chance to supplant the decades of GOP influence over Texas’ 8th Congressional District.
As a native Texan from Houston who relocated to Coldspring, Laura is uniquely qualified to understand the problems facing the state. Laura serves on the Board of Directors for Coldspring’s water company and local community center, and represents East Texas on the Steering Committee for Our Revolution. She is a member of the local school district’s Educational Improvement Committee, the Montgomery Chapters of the NAACP and the Coalition of Black Democrats.
“Laura is a self-motived powerhouse who is tired of watching elected officials sit stagnant and do little to nothing for their districts. She wants to turn things around and show the people in her district what it truly means to work FOR the people.” Richard Ojeda, No Dem Left Behind national spokesperson and former West Virginia State Senator.
“Laura’s the dream candidate. She’s a volunteer, an activist, a community leader, and now she’s running for the United States House of Representatives. It was clear from the very first moment that I spoke from Laura that she is running for one reason — she is looking to better her community. We need more of that in Washington. It is an honor to endorse Laura Jones for the U.S. House of Representatives.” Hassan Martini, Executive Director, No Dem Left Behind.
Jones is running for an open seat, and she’s campaigning on issues that impact her community while GOP candidates compete among each other to see who can go farther and farther right. This has resulted in their failure to provide adequate legislation for rural Texans. Over half of District 8 includes rural areas where communities lack access to high-speed internet, quality affordable healthcare and resources for education. Industry has stagnated and areas are left with little to no jobs.
In Jones’ own words, “I am a Proud Rural Texas Democrat running for office in 2022 because I feel we all deserve proper representation…Moving to Coldspring was a great thing for our family because it challenged us all to find creative solutions to the obstacles in a rural community without the conveniences of a large urban city… I believe we the people deserve to have a representative that works as a servant for the people and not special interests and big money.”
ABOUT NO DEM LEFT BEHIND
No Dem Left Behind is a one-of-a-kind grassroots movement dedicated to electing democrats in rural communities to Congress. We know that historically red states aren’t so much red as they are voter-suppressed. We know that people in rural areas are living in civic deserts. We’re out to change that. NDLB is organizing and elevating rural Democrats, expanding the Democratic base in rural America, and sending more Democrats to Congress. For more information about No Dem Left Behind, visit www.nodemleftbehind.com.
Nina Wang, Communications Coordinator